Collect and Parse FSLogix Event Log

I’ve been doing more and more with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) lately. From building custom images with Azure Image Builder and putting custom software on it. But as always I come back to monitoring. In trying to create some KPIs for the environment, we decided we wanted to collect the FSLogix Event log. Collect FSLogix …

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Azure Monitor Event Log Workbook

Every Windows admin knows “check the logs” right? RIGHT? No one actually likes looking at each servers individual Event Log. At least I never did, even remotely its difficult, and switching context between log sources is a pain as well. Well Log Analytics can collect those event logs. And because Log Analytics can collect those …

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Enable Azure ARC Machines with Windows Admin Center

Azure ARC is a new service from Microsoft announced at Ignite 2019. The service promises the ability to use the same Azure management tools to manage and monitor your on-prem workloads or even in another cloud. At present Azure ARC Machines is in preview and limited to Guest Configuration and Monitoring. That said, if you’ve …

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Azure Automation Update Management Workbook

Are you using Azure Automation Update Management? If not why not? It’s free for your Azure VMs. You can also use the Log Analytics portion by itself to track Update status. That said, the default dashboards are just OK, but are impossible to use with multiple subscriptions. Especially if you have multiple Log Analytics workspaces …

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PowerShell: Enable Hyper-V De-Duplication

Enabling data de-duplication can have a sizeable impact on your used storage space. But did you also know that enabling de-duplication is currently a recommended best practice for general purpose Hyper-V hosts? Follow along and I’ll show you how to enable Hyper-V de-duplication using only PowerShell. If you are unfamiliar with installing Windows Features with …

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